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The Dangers of Facebook Live

By | March 2nd, 2017|News, Security|

Facebook is, without a doubt, the most popular social media platform, boasting that over one billion people are active users. Since they introduced their Facebook Live feature, which allows users to broadcast what they're doing, saying, etc. to their friends, it's soared in popularity. However, unless you have restricted the platform's privacy settings, you could broadcast your life to the entire world without realizing it. In fact, even if you do restrict these settings, you're still at risk. Your live broadcast may be, what you consider to be, completely harmless. But if you broadcast from your home, you open yourself up to being followed in real life and not just in Facebook. It's easy to then extend this to business dangers. If employees are walking around with what is essentially a broadcast satellite truck in their pocket at all times, you need to [...]

Scam Alert: Imposters Calling as Computer Tech Support

By | January 26th, 2017|News, Security|

Threats from cybercrime are happening at alarming rates. One new tactic is hitting homes and offices that trick people into believing their computer is in critical danger. When someone attempts to take action on these phony warnings, scammers swoop in and hold the computer ransom until payment information is sent. Sikich Security and Compliance Manager, Kevin Bong, talked with TMJ4 in Milwaukee about the forms this scam takes and what to do if you find yourself in this scenario.  […]

Sikich Expands into Southern California with Acquisition of Technology Firm

By | October 4th, 2016|News|

Professional services firm adds SCS, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, to growing technology practice NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Oct. 3, 2016 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP announced Monday that it will acquire SCS, a technology firm based near Los Angeles in Glendale, California. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner with annual revenues of more than $9 million, SCS specializes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions. The acquisition is scheduled to close on Nov. 1. “The addition of SCS establishes a coast-to-coast presence for Sikich and will better position us to bring a broader suite of services to our West Coast clients,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “With extensive experience helping companies improve business processes through ERP solutions, SCS will bring impressive talent to our team, expand our NAV capabilities and strengthen our robust technology practice.” Founded in 1979, SCS [...]

The New Microsoft Dynamics AX Playlist on Sikich YouTube

By | August 11th, 2016|AX, News, Videos|

Now Playing…Get the Most out of Microsoft Dynamics AX with Short,Easy Demos on Sikich YouTube Let’s face it, it’s not natural to find end users who describe a technology system for business applications as both “robust” and “easy” simultaneously.  We like to compare this kind of experience with that of a user and his smartphone.  Generally speaking, most users sort through the high-level features and massive functionality to utilize it for their personal ‘top 3’ – something akin to games, social media/photos, and news.  The potential of what a smartphone is truly capable of goes highly untapped.And for personal use, that is acceptable.  But for the high standards of business applications to streamline processes, improve productivity, and really utilize the incredible features and intuitive functionality created with purpose and intent – it’s unacceptable.  That’s why Sikich has created a YouTube channel playlist – with short, easy [...]

Sikich Named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Partner of the Year and Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year

By | July 22nd, 2016|News|

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — July 22, 2016 —Sikich announced it has been named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Partner of the Year and 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The Heartland Partner of the Year award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner who has demonstrated significant Microsoft SMB sales and year-over-year SMB revenue growth with Heartland Area SMB customers. The Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner that demonstrates a significant commitment and success in working with Microsoft and our influencer community (Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations, etc.) to drive awareness and adoption of Office 365 in the Heartland Area. Members of the US SMB Champions Club have shown dedication to arming the small business community with [...]

Cloud and ERP Tech is Shaping the Future of the Energy Industry

By | March 25th, 2016|Cloud Clarity, News|

The “digital oilfield” has enabled energy companies to evolve more rapidly and increase overall productivity. Those using the digital oilfield will be some of the first to unlock impressive new insights. For example, it enhances traditional processes and methods that have been practices in exploration and production companies for decades. Furthermore, they aid energy companies to integrate their operations through data management, process completion, production optimization, and other critical processes. […]

[How To] 1099 Processing in Dynamics GP

By | December 10th, 2015|News|

Okay, maybe 1099 processing does not make everyone want to sing, but it should not fill you with angst either. First things first, you can print your 1099s at any point in time. Prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP Version 9.0, that was not the case. Now, the printing of 1099s does not coincide with the closing of the Payables Management module. In this blog post, we explore everything you need to know about 1099 processing in Dynamics GP. […]

Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Close – Don’t Sweat It

By | November 12th, 2015|News, Solution Brief|

This time every year, Microsoft Dynamics GP customers start getting anxious about the upcoming year-end (YE) close process. In fact, Sikich sponsors a user group meeting for our clients where we walk them through the YE close process. It is always one of our best-attended user group meetings as it provides an opportunity for folks new to Dynamics GP to wrap their heads around the process, while giving the pros with Dynamics GP a nice refresher on this process. I would like to help alleviate your fears and empower you with the knowledge needed so closing your YE in Dynamics GP is a breeze. […]

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